MADISON, WI — A Red Cliff man will serve more than a decade in prison for distributing meth in the area.
Tyrone Butterfield, 39, pleaded guilty and was sentenced on Wednesday.
He will serve 14 years in federal prison.
Court documents say Butterfield distributed about 680 grams of meth, which the judge described as a conservative amount.
Officials say almost all of the meth was distributed to the Red Cliff Reservation after it was shipped from California.
Butterfield was one of four people involved in the distribution ring.
Red Cliff Police Chief Kyle Cadotte issued the following statement Thursday:
“As far as the Red Cliff Police department is concerned, we feel justice was served and the sentences issued by Judge Conley are a reflection of the seriousness of the crimes. Dealing methamphetamine in the amounts Butterfield and Sayers were perpetuates a cycle of trauma and addiction in our small community. These judgements of conviction prove people are held accountable. I do appreciate the Western District for accepting this conspiracy case and AUSA Diane Schlipper working diligently to get strong prosecution. With the conclusion of this case though, law enforcements’ work does not end-we just start the next case.”